Dec 12, 2012 6:00pm PST
. >>> governor brown is battling prostate cancer. his office revealed his condition just a few hours ago. it's the governor's second cancer diagnosis in the past two years. back in 2011, he underwent minor surgery for skin cancer. dr. kim mulvihill joining us now with what we know so far about his current condition and how they are treating him. >> reporter: allen, right now we know the governor is being treated at ucsf but won't discuss his treatment. prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men. this year in california, more than 20,000 men will be diagnosed. most including governor brown will have early stage prostate cancer. now, that means it's localized to the prostate gland and has not spread. governor brown is being treated with a conventional course of radiation which typically means five days a week for four or five weeks. the governor's office says he is working a full schedule through the treatment which will be completed the week of january 7th. his prognosis is excellent and no side effects, significant side effects, are expected. >> many years ago my dad's treatment was su
Dec 7, 2012 6:00pm PST
calls it an historic time for the supreme court, a decision that is as big as brown versus the board of education which said separate schools for black and white students was unconstitutional. >> this is equivalent to the supreme court take on one of the most devicive sort of exciting constitutional questions of this generation and deciding that they have to issue an opinion on this. >> so, for now gay marriages in california remain on hold. >> that stays in place and will stay in place until they issue their decision which probably won't be until june. >>> gay couples in san francisco's castro district are cautiously optimistic the nation's high court will rule in their favor. cbs 5 spoke with a number of them about the court's decision today. >> i think it will be a close call. the supreme court may be a 5-4 split depending on how kennedy comes down. >> i was married in san francisco in '04, which was very historic. i'm divorced now and i deserve the freedom to divorce. >> that's like the easy way out. >> public opinion seems to be shifting towards acceptance of same sex marriage.
Dec 14, 2012 6:00pm PST
: crystal brown had a brief conversation with her daughters after school let out. >> i said someone brought a gun to a school and she said a real gun? and someone died? kids died? and, you know, it's hard for them to process. >> reporter: the superintendent wants to remind parents that the schools have safety plans and teachers drill on how to keep the kids out of danger. in fact, cbs 5 was invited on this mock school shooting drill a couple of years ago in south san francisco. in the drill, police officers demonstrated how they don't wait for a s.w.a.t. team anymore. after columbine cops rush into the schools and race to subdue the gunman. but school officials emphasize there is no security measure as good as paying attention to a person who seems to be plotting an evil deed and calling the police right away. >> as a teacher's during the columbine incident there was a rush to install security metal detectors and all this hardware. the single greatest security system you can have in place is a well informed enabled student body. >> reporter: district officials say they have asked their pri
Dec 11, 2012 6:00pm PST
"san francisco chronicle" article, former mayor and speaker of the house willie brown said, quote, if i were in charge, i wouldn't have ammiano or anyone else with a long history of supporting tax hikes carry the bill. i'd pick the most conservative democrat i could find and have him do the job." >> i challenge willie brown to -- i don't think he ever got over that. so i found the remark to be a little snide. >> reporter: you might remember those two men they ran against each other for mayor of san francisco in 1999. clearly, they are still working it out. so what are businesses at? a group that opposes new taxes says businesses are already paying their fair share and he said, unless businesses are trying to hide a change of ownership, they believe the law should stay as it is. we're going to be watching this closely because a lot of people are concerned if they change anything with prop 13. >> it is going to be a fight. thank you, grace. >>> and then there are california state workers. a new report details just who makes what. cbs news reporter randy paige takes a look at the numbers.
Dec 4, 2012 6:00pm PST
allen who left the football team following sunday's game against the browns to be with his ailing father in texas, his father has passed away at the age of 66. grady allen had a heart attack last week and was in a dallas area intensive care unit. he played in the nfl as a linebacker with the falcons for five seasons. both he and his son played college football at texas a & m. dennis allen plans to be with the raiders thursday when they host denver on thursday night football. and speaking of denver, they come to the black hole for the first time with peyton manning under center. the future hall of famer overcame a bad neck injury to turn the broncos into a serious contender for the super bowl. >> i think it's historical to be honest with you. i wish we could document it you know, the process to be honest with you. then to come to a new team, new teammates, new city, everything about it new, it's amazing. >>> now, stanford battles wives for the rose both. of the badgers football coach bielema might not be on the sidelines. he accepted the vacancy at arkansas who was 4-8 this year. the gras